[vdr] VDR not starting if a plugin fails to start?

Petri Helin phelin at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 18 19:49:35 CEST 2008


Hi,

I have been running VDR as a daemon started via init script for some
years now. I am currently using version 1.6.0-2. The problem is, that
every now and then VDR doesn't start when I boot the server. The culprit 
seems to be lcdproc plugins, which for some reason cannot always connect 
to the LCDd daemon. In VDR's log it shows up like this:

OK:

Sep 18 16:31:49 vdrkone2 vdr: [4890] starting plugin: lcdproc
Sep 18 16:31:49 vdrkone2 vdr: connection to LCDd at localhost:13666 
established.
Sep 18 16:31:49 vdrkone2 vdr: LCD output thread started (pid=4890), 
display size: 2x16

NOT OK:

Sep 18 19:05:45 vdrkone2 vdr: [4876] starting plugin: lcdproc
Sep 18 19:05:45 vdrkone2 vdr: [4876] stopping plugin: femon
Sep 18 19:05:45 vdrkone2 vdr: [4876] stopping plugin: burn

Now, the question is, does this really cause VDR to shut down? And if 
so, should VDR behave in some other way in such a case? Or is it just 
lcdproc plugin that causes such a behaviour? Is it possible for VDR to 
retry starting plugin which failed to start?

-Petri




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